CNS Reporter
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7 Feb 2017
1:16 pm

R5k for every Polo stolen, teen hijacker reveals

CNS Reporter

The hijacker revealed that different stolen vehicles had different monetary values.

The VW Polo Vivo Eclipse sets the benchmark. Picture: Supplied

A teenager arrested for attempted car theft in Durban North has revealed to police how much he gets for each stolen vehicle, reports the Northglen News.

The 19-year-old was arrested at Gateway in December for an attempted hijacking. Durban North police have now revealed what they learned from the criminal who was sentenced for the crime.

Captain Raymond Deokaran, spokesperson for the station, said the teenager told police he would get more than R5 000 for every Polo stolen. Last week, police issued a warning to VW Polo owners who were being targeted by a criminal syndicate.

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“Last month, we recorded 32 car thefts. Polos accounted for 70 percent of that number. They are extremely popular cars with criminals due to their speed. During interrogation, he revealed he would get R5 000 for every one of the vehicles he stole. They would then park the car off in a certain spot because the vehicle was ‘hot’, meaning members of the police, a tracking or security company were searching for the vehicle. When the vehicle is eventually picked up by the syndicate, the thief is then paid his money.”

The hijacker also revealed that different stolen vehicles had different monetary values.

“We are still looking for a few suspects we believe are linked to car theft in the area. Our crime intelligence is working on several leads, and we urge residents to be vigilant where they park their cars and to take every necessary precaution to prevent car theft,” he said.

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